Consider which theories are applicable to the community problem you are investigating, and you will evaluate the implications for solutions.

This week, you will continue with the topic of Theories of Prevention that you started previously. Prevention work in communities is multifaceted and necessitates a broad, expansive view. Therefore, it is essential to receive feedback to promote new ways of thinking and gaining outside perspective to uncover new insights.
Learning Objectives
Students will:

• Analyze the role of theory in the practice of prevention

• Analyze theories of prevention to a community problem

• Identify risk and protective factors for populations impacted by a community problem •

Identify evidence-based programs to address a community problem

Assignment: Social Change Portfolio: Pad 3: Theories of Prevention
Theories of prevention can guide practitioners in studying a health or societal problem and in planning solutions (National Cancer Institute, 2005).

For this Assignment, you will consider which theories are applicable to the community problem you are investigating, and you will evaluate the implications for solutions.
To Prepare:
• Review and incorporate the previous feedback you received from your instructor and colleagues on the Introduction, Parts 1 and 2 of your Social Change Portfolio and finalize these parts for final review.

• Review the Learning Resources for this week and consider Theories of Prevention related to a community problem.

• Create a section in your Social Change Portfolio called “Part 3: Theories of Prevention” and add an applicable theory(ies) and include the following: a 1 or 2 theories that you can apply to a prevention program to address the target problem you identified in Week 2 and justify why this theory(ies) is/are appropriate for the problem and population you have identified o Briefly summarize research support for the theory or theories you chose